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Blog entry by Chefshep posted 1265 days ago 2613 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What a journey! I thought this wound be a lot easier… But it’s very fun… I just purchased a 14” Ridgid Band Saw for $120.00 off of Craig’s list! I have been looking for one for 5 weeks. every time I found one, it had already been sold. I had found them ranging from $175 to $300. Well, patience and perseverance paid off!!!

I have decided to tell about my experience in building this shop. I will go over it all, so that others that are thinking about building a shop, but think they can’t afford to, will have hope. More to follow…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill



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dufus7441

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Nice find on the bandsaw.

-- Paul

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Maveric777

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

He Shoots! He Scores!!!!

Nice snag and congratulations on the saw…..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Luke

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

look forward to reading more about your small shop, alot of us are in that same boat.

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

The bandsaw is such a great tool. So much it can do.

-- John

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woodspar

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

Nice pun with the words: would/wound,
” I thought this wound be a lot easier”
being a wood worker. :-)

-- John

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Nicw score!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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HerbC

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

Take my word for it, it’s a lot more fun without the wounds…

Good Luck and

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#8 posted 1263 days ago

good find Love it

-- -Shawn

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Chefshep

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#9 posted 1263 days ago

Shawn, After reading your post on your Grizzly Band saw I had to have a band saw for my shop… I didn’t want to start smoking again, then quit & put away the $$$ I saved, so I just found a Ridgid that fit my budget. :)

Herb & John,

No “wounding”,... I’ll be careful, I promise

Herb,...Never mind

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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Chefshep

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#10 posted 1255 days ago

Guys… please forgive me…It has been way too long since I made an entry on this blog.

I managed to pick up a real bad case of the flu… It merged into a full on Sinus Infection that had me out of work for 7 days & landed me an emergency room visit. The CAT Scan revealed full sinus blockage. This explained the dizziness, fatigue, and major dehydration… Well, I made it! The budget has taken quite a hit though. Hospitals ain’t cheap… & missing 7 days of work makes it real hard to pay for the hospital. But there’s still plenty of things for us to talk about. So, back to it…

Every Wood Shop needs a table saw… We’d all love to have the “Powermatic PM 2000”, or the “SawStop Professional” as our centerpiece. Maybe, down the road a bit… it might be a bit more realistic for us to have a wish list with that kinda machinery on it… For now, we need something that will work, and that will hold us thru until we hit the lottery…

Craig’s List to the rescue, once again…

I picked up this 10” Ryobi BTS15 Table Saw w/ stand for $65…

For now… this will do…

Next, we need a Miter Saw/Chop Saw… Drum roll please…

$100 Brand new, right out the box…

With patience & a firm resolve to get what you need & fit it into your budget, Craig’s List can be a Pearl of Great Price! My advice… (for what it’s worth), make up a list of what you need to get started. Factor in your budget. Prioritize which tools you need first… then patiently hunt them down on Craig’s List.

I have found my best Craig’s List deals, not in the “tools” section, but in the garage sales. It may take a bit more time to hunt them down. But in the end, it’s worth it… More to follow…

—Chefshep :) “When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” – Winston Churchill

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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